Ken Bain, Testing Is Better Than Rehearsing

Ken Bain discusses how formative assessment (what he refers to as “testing in a non-threatening environment”) is actually better for students than just just studying over the information repeatedly (what he calls “rehearsing”).  He points out that there is actually a large body of research supporting this.

Rick W. Burkett runs the John A. Logan College Teaching and Learning Center, teaches history, and heads an educational nonprofit. He publishes blogs on a wide variety of topics, including history, teaching and learning, student success, and teaching online.
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